Plans are being developed to create an innovative new care village on the Stirling Community Hospital site. These would transform the way services are delivered by bringing a wide range of health, social care, training and GP services together in one location.
These include services for older people who require additional short-term care, an assessment or rehabilitation following an illness, an operation or an acute hospital admission. It would also provide specialist support for patients with dementia and those who require palliative and end of life care. Services would be delivered in a modern, purpose-built ‘care hub’ with more than 100 short-stay care beds. This would provide a comfortable, homely environment for older people to help them recover, regain their independence and, in the majority of cases, return to their own homes.
The plans would also see the creation of new primary care facilities to house a number of existing health services on the site including Minor Injuries Services, X-ray and GP out-of-hours services along with a number of local GP practices which are keen to be part of the new development. These include the Viewfield, Park Avenue, Park Terrace and Wallace Medical Practices in Stirling.
There would also be the potential to develop a range of onsite recreational facilities such as a café and a hair salon where older people could socialise and meet up with friends and family.
The Scottish Ambulance Service has put forward plans to relocate their existing ambulance station in the Riverside area of Stirling to a new facility on the Stirling Community Hospital site. There are longer term plans to explore the development of commercial, flexible and adaptable housing and a masterplan has been developed to show where the different health, social care and potential new housing could be located on the site.
Subject to the approval of final plans, work is expected to start on-site in summer 2016 and the project should be completed by early 2019.
- Stirling Care Village Outline Business Case
- Stirling Community Hospital Outline Master Plan
- Stirling Care Village Initial Agreement
- Stirling Care Village Presentation
- Stirling Care Village FAQs
For more information about the Care Village, please contact the following:
Strategic Asset Manager, Stirling Council
Programme Director, NHS Forth Valley